Subject: Re: 1.4.3 vs 1.5 binary files.
To: Jorgen Lundman <>
From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/25/2001 13:02:46
> ./lundftpd: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1,
> dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
> whereas an old version on the 1.4.3 system is:
> ./lundftpd-2.8-good: setuid NetBSD/i386 demand paged dynamically linked
> executable not stripped

I'm not exactly sure of this, but I do remember somebody on the list
saying the 1.4 uses a.out executables, and 1.5 has begun to use 1.5
executables.  (And your "file" output seems to go along with that too.)

I wouldn't know what you could do in such a case, except that you possibly
download from 1.5 to 1.4.3 (if that's possible).  It would be a bother
though, but better than waiting till Feb ...  [It just struck me, there
should be some kernel option like COMPAT_14 or something -- wonder if it
might help in such a case ?  Somebody knowledgeble could suggest ...]